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REDWOOD CREEK - ORICK (ORIC1)
Latitude: 41.30º NLongitude: 124.05º WElevation: 5 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Dec 21 2014 at 8:21 AM PSTNext Issuance: Dec 22 2014 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 26.0 FeetFlood Stage: 32.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2013
20,200
22.91
Dec 2, 2012
2012
14,500
20.37
Mar 30, 2012
2011
15,100
20.68
Dec 29, 2010
2010
8,830
17.55
Feb 26, 2010
2009
17,500
21.62
Dec 29, 2008
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1953 to Present)*
1965
50,500**
24.00
Dec 22, 1964
1975
50,200
23.82
Mar 18, 1975
1956
50,000**
23.95
Dec 22, 1955
1953 50,000** 23.95 Jan 18, 1953
1972 49,700 23.67 Mar 3, 1972
* Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1953 with segmented periods back to Sep 1911
** Different datum
Location Photographs
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ001)
Tonight: Cloudy. North of orick and rain likely. South of orick and a chance of rain overnight. Lows 47 to 57. West wind 10 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs 53 to 63. North wind 10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. South of orick and a slight chance of rain in the evening. North of orick and patchy fog overnight. Lows 44 to 54. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Highs 53 to 63. Northeast wind 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 43 to 53. North wind 10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs 50 to 60. South wind 5 mph.

Wednesday Night: Cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows 39 to 49.

Christmas Day through Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs 50 to 60. Lows 38 to 48.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 52 to 62.

Saturday Night and Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Lows 40 to 50. Highs 51 to 61.
Impacts - E19 Information
35.0 FeetThe river is within 2 feet of top of levee. Flooding of roads in the Orick area is possible. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
36.0 FeetThe river is within 1 foot of top of levee. Flooding of some roads in the Orick area is likely. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
37.0 FeetThe river level is at the top of the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. Many roads in the delta area may be flooded and impassable including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
38.0 FeetThe river level will be overtopping the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. The entire delta area from Prairie Creek downstream to the mouth will be inundated. Travel through the area will be severely restricted with numerous road closures, including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action to protect life and property, and move to higher ground as necessary.
Product Disclaimer

This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Eureka Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.

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